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Pete Rock Talks About: J Dilla, Jay Stay Paid & Upcoming Projects

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , , on Friday, September 11, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Shouts to Crate Kings on this bomb ass video. Pete Rock recently sat down with Zeke The Freak (Peter Parker’s producer) to talk about how the whole Jay Stay Paid album came together, and how close he was to Dilla. He also talks about the new projects he is working on which include Petestrumentals 2 & a new Soul Survivor album. This is some truly great news, Pete is one of my favorite producers, and I can assure you that these projects are going to be ridiculous. Make sure you stay tuned for more news on the #1 Soul Brother.


J Dilla (Feat. Raekwon & Havoc) “24k Rap” (Video)

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Thursday, August 20, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Well look at this gem we have here courtesy of Nah Right. This is the video for the track “24k Rap” off of Dilla’s latest release Jay Stay Paid. This track is hard as hell, and is definitely one of my favorites on the album. I have to mention that the concept for this video is dope to, and I love the way it is shot. If you haven’t gone out and copped Jay Stay Paid yet, you are dead to me.

Album Review: J Dilla, Jay Stay Paid

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, June 4, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Jay Stay PAid J Dilla’s latest ethereally epic release may be one of my favorites that I’ve heard from his catalog. Jay Stay Paid is a hybrid if you will, the vast majority of it plays out like beat tape, but in between are tracks that feature blazingly blistering emcees. Ma Dukes & Pete Rock put a lot of tender love and care into this album, and it really shows through. They both did a great job of arranging the tracks on this album into a graceful and gorgeous mosaic. It sounds so authentic that you would think that Jay produced the album himself. Continue reading

Ma Dukes Talks To Hip-Hop DX About Jay Stay Paid & Busta Rhymes

Posted in Music News with tags , , , on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by Tim Althaus

madukes Jay Stay Paid dropped today, and I woke up bright and early this morning to go get it at our local Best Buy. I have been listening to it non-stop all day since around 10AM, and I can already tell you that it is spectacular. Hopefully all of you readers out there will go out and support real Hip-Hop and pick up the album, you won’t be let down.

I wish I could have gotten this up earlier, but I’ve been pretty busy for the last few days. Ma Dukes recently sat down with the folks over at Hip Hop DX and talked about a few issues that had to do with Jay Stay Paid. According to the article, Dilla’s estate has new people in charge and things are rapidly turning around from the dis-heartening situation that had been mentioned earlier this year. It appears as though his daughters are going to start getting some of the money that they deserve from their late father’s craft. The Yancey family has been going through so much for the last three years, I am so happy to hear that everything is turning around for them. My guess is that we are going to be hearing a lot more emcees over Dilla treats because, she also mentioned that there won’t be as many troubles when it comes to using Dilla beats.

Ma Dukes also mentione the ever-looming situation with Busta Rhymes. According to Ma Dukes, Busta was wrongfully sued by the last people that were in charge of the Dilla estate (Arty Erk & Micheline Levine). They claimed that Busta didn’t have the right to use those beats, but Ma Dukes begs to differ. She says that Busta wouldn’t take anything from Dilla, and I agree with her, Busta was very passionate about Dilla. Busta has broken the long term vow to use a Dilla beat on every album of his with Back On My B.S. because of the bogus legal situation. I really hope Ma Dukes & Busta can talk and figure things out because I’m pretty sure that Dilla would never want it to be the way it is right now.

Again, you can read the original article here. Make sure you go out and get Jay Stay Paid NOW, it’s a great collection of Dilla’s material. I will have a review up of the album in the next few days.

The Beat Junkies Bring You the Jay $tay Paid Sampler

Posted in Downloads, Media with tags , , , on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

JDILLARIP Thanks to Shamz over at OKP for this one. The Beat Junkies have made a sampler mix of Dilla’s new album Jay $tay Paid for all of the fiends (like me) who can’t wait for this album. I am downloading this one as we speak so I can listen to this all night tonight. Make sure you download this one to get a good preview of what is to come on June 2nd. If you want to check out the artwork and track listing for Jay $tay Paid can go here. Join me at the record store on June 2nd to pick up one of the best albums of this year.

Download: Jay $tay Paid (sampler mix), Mixed by the Beat Junkies.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Jay $tay Paid Tracklisting & Artwork

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

J$PTHANK YOU Hip Hop Official! We now have the official artwork (which may I mind you is excitingly epic) for Dilla’s new album Jay $tay Paid which drops June 2nd on Nature Sounds records. As I mentioned in a previous post, the album will play out like a radio show with Dilla’s idol Pete Rock playing the program director. I am going to throw a guess out there and say that this is going to be one of the best albums of the year. Follow me after the jump for the tracklisting. Continue reading

Dilla Bot Vs. The Hybrid

Posted in Downloads, Media with tags , , , on Monday, May 11, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Jay Stay PAid I still can’t get over the artwork for the new Dilla album (which is featured to the left) because it’s incredible. This is the first track I have had the pleasure of hearing, and it features up and coming Detroit emcee Danny Brown. It was actually up a few days ago over at 2DopeBoyz, but I didn’t have a chance to get it up at the time.

This is a nice Dilla beat that I haven’t heard before (which is always nice), and Danny Brown spits some ridiculous verses over this great instrumental. I want you guys to realize that Danny Brown is an emcee that has some amazing talent. It makes me really happy to hear another great artist coming out of Detroit because it’s a city that just keeps pumping out great sound. I am going to make a conscious effort to get everything that this guy puts out.

Make sure you check out this track because it is incredible. You better also make sure you go out and cop Jay $tay Paid out on Nature Sounds June 2nd.

Download: Dilla Bot Vs. The Hybrid (Featuring Danny Brown)

J Dilla X Black Thought = One Hell of a “Reality Check”

Posted in Downloads, Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, April 20, 2009 by Tim Althaus

jdilla I figured I would start off my posts today with a track that is worth hearing on 4/20. This track comes to us from the fine people over at Okayplayer. As I mentioned in a post a while back, Ma Dukes and Pete Rock are going to be putting out an album via Nature sounds on June 2nd entitled Jay Stay Paid. This is the first track that we have the pleasure of hearing, and it features Black Thought, one of the best emcees in the game. As usual you can expect a great beat from one of the all-time greats, and Black Thought rips through this beat like paper, all while making it seem so effortless.

This album sounds like it’s going to the spectacular, according to the article I read at OKP, Jay Stay Paid is going to contain mostly instrumentals (which I am totally okay with) but will feature an all-star cast of emcees. What emcees can you expect to hear on the ablum? Illa J, DOOM, Black Thought, Raekwon, Havoc, Blu & MOP. I don’t need to say a whole lot more about this album other than that if you don’t pick it up on June 2nd you are crazy.

Download: J Dilla “Reality Check” (Featuring Black Thought)

Ma Dukes & Pete Rock Are Making Sure That Jay Stay Paid

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Ma Dukes & Pete Rock Are Making Sure That Jay Stay Paid It truly looks like the one album I have been waiting on for the last two years will finally see the light of day. Pete Rock & J Dilla’s mother (Ma Dukes) will be releasing Dilla’s album of posthumas material that has never seen the light of day. The music on this album will include music from his old floppy disk and programs as well as music that Dilla made while he was in the hospital. Ma Dukes explains, “This album combines what he did in the beginning of his career, [and] what he did in some of our early hospital stays, which was very deep.” She says, “This is like the missing link to Dilla’s legacy”.

The part that I really like about this is that it is going to be something like a concept album where all of the tracks are being played over the radio, and Pete Rock is the DJ. You can expect guest appearances from Black Thought, The Roots, M.O.P. & DOOM. Sounds like this album is going to be one hell of a release. Watch out for Jay Stay Paid or [J$P] (for short) dropping on Nature Sounds on June 2nd. Continue reading